Washington Post’s ex editor reflects on new digital age

An interesting discussion on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme between Len Downie, the former editor of the Washington Post and Lionel Barber of the Financial Times on the future of newspapers.  Barber says that the FT has sold 400,000 of its iPhone apps and that FT subscriptions are up by 10% (over a non-specified period), and that is it a ‘great time to be in journalism’.  Downie, who is giving the James Cameron Memorial Lecture on 22 September at City University, London, sounds more nostalgic for the hay day of ‘big media’.

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